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Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Cross reveals the true identity of Jesus Christ

On the 500th anniversary of the holy life of Saint Robert Bellarmine

By Dawn Beutner on Sep 17, 2021 03:05 am
On September 17, 1621, exactly 500 years ago, the Cardinal-priest Robert Bellarmine died in Rome. Why did Pope Pius XI declare him a saint in 1930? And why did the same pope declare him a [...]
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Final volume of commentary of Gospel of Matthew focuses on liturgy, Eucharist

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 17, 2021 12:10 am
The fourth and final volume of the remarkable commentary series Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word: Meditations on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, written by Fr. Simeon Leiva-Merikakis, OCSO, was published recently by [...]
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Saints Cornelius & Cyprian and the curative character of excommunication

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Sep 16, 2021 10:30 pm
Today the Church honors the memory of Saints Cornelius (Pope and Martyr) and Cyprian (Bishop and Martyr). Cornelius died on September 14, 253, while Cyprian died on the same day five years later. They were [...]
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Benedict XVI: Legalization of same-sex marriage is ‘a distortion of conscience’

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 16, 2021 01:20 pm
Vatican City, Sep 16, 2021 / 09:15 am (CNA). Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries is “a distortion of conscience” which has also entered some Catholic [...]
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Recovering the context to “the right to migrate” in light of current crises

By Jesse Russell on Sep 16, 2021 09:16 am
On Friday September 10, an 11-foot-tall puppet named “Little Amal” was greeted Pope Francis at the Vatican. The encounter with the Holy Father was just one stop for Little Amal on her European tour from [...]
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Live Action says Google’s removal of pro-life ads ‘unprecedented’

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 15, 2021 09:50 pm
Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, addresses the 2021 Live Action Life Awards Dinner at Dana Point, California; Aug. 21, 2021 / Francesca Polio/CNA Washington D.C., Sep 15, 2021 / 14:50 pm (CNA). According to the pro-life group Live Action, the ... [...]
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How to live a meaningful life

By Bishop Robert Barron on Sep 15, 2021 04:31 pm
Last week, I had the great good fortune to sit down for a Zoom interview with Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, and John Vervaeke. As I’m sure you know, Peterson, Professor of Psychology at the University [...]
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Dante at Seven Hundred

By James Matthew Wilson on Sep 15, 2021 12:35 pm
As the medieval poet Dante Alighieri ascends the mountain of purgatory, in the second canticle of his great poem, The Divine Comedy, he arrives as the terrace of the envious. There, those who took pleasure [...]
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On papal flight, Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 15, 2021 11:20 am
Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. / null Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2021 / 09:20 am (CNA). Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Catholic Church is firm in its stance on abortion because “abortion is murder,” and... [...]
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Our compassionate—and joyful—Lady of Sorrows

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Sep 15, 2021 05:00 am
The Church throughout the world celebrates the Triumph of the Cross on September 14, and the Roman Rite fittingly follows that up the very next day with its commemoration of Our Lady of Sorrows. Popular [...]
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A bold Catholic investment in inner city education

By George Weigel on Sep 15, 2021 03:10 am
It’s a safe bet that “Mother Mary Lange” is not a household name in most U.S. Catholic circles. That unhappy state of affairs may change, though, thanks to a courageous initiative now underway in Baltimore, [...]
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“A monument to pseudo-religiosity”: A case against The Poem of the Man-God

By Sandra Miesel on Sep 15, 2021 12:37 am
Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, begins at sunset on September 15th this year. It’s the climax of the High Holy Days when the judgments of God are sealed upon unrepentant sinners. So, it [...]
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The Holy Cross is an invitation to faith, to life, to love

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 14, 2021 09:55 am
On the Readings for Saturday, September 14th, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross [...]
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Our Greatest Poet: Celebrating Dante after 700 Years

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Sep 14, 2021 03:05 am
This year we celebrate the Year of Dante, marking 700 years since the poet’s death on September 14, 1321. It is fitting that Dante died on the day when we commemorate the triumph of the [...]
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Updated: Federal judge blocks New York’s COVID vaccine mandate for health workers

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Sep 14, 2021 12:00 am
Editor’s note: This report was updated on Sept. 14, 2021, to reflect developments.  A federal judge has temporarily barred the State of New York from enforcing its policy that all health care workers receive a [...]
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It’s time to start telling the truth about St. Junípero Serra

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 13, 2021 08:00 pm
Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park. / scupperssf/wikimedia. BY CC 2.0. Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 13, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Misinformation and deliberate disinformation continue to surround the memory of St. Junípero Serra, the Apos... [...]
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9/11: The day that changed America—or did it?

By William Kilpatrick on Sep 13, 2021 06:04 pm
The media often describes 9/11 as the day that changed America. In one sense that’s true. America was changed in many ways. We went to war in Afghanistan and then in Iraq. Many young American [...]
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Aquinas on humor and social life

By Dr. Edward Feser on Sep 13, 2021 05:08 pm
In Summa Theologiae (II-II.168.2-4), Aquinas discusses the essential role that play and humor have in human life.  They are necessary for the health of the individual, insofar as in their absence the mind becomes weary [...]
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Michael O’Brien: “The Sabbatical is a call to stand firm…”

By Zander Doby on Sep 13, 2021 12:22 am
Michael D. O’Brien—iconographer, painter, novelist, critic—is the popular author of many best-selling novels, including Father Elijah, Strangers and Sojourners, Elijah in Jerusalem, The Father’s Tale, Eclipse of the Sun, Sophia House, The Lighthouse, and Island [...]
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Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka beatified in Poland

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 12, 2021 09:00 am
Cardinal Marcello Semeraro presides at the beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 12, 2021. / Archdiocese of Warsaw/ Polish Bishops’ Conference /W. Łączyński. Warsaw, Poland, Sep 12, 2... [...]
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Students sue Creighton University over COVID vaccine mandate

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Sep 11, 2021 07:53 pm
Four Creighton University students have sued the Jesuit-run university for its mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy, which does not allow exemptions for sincerely held religious beliefs. One of the students, the president of Creighton Students for [...]
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Europe’s most unapologetically Christian, conservative, and pro-family nation

By Filip Mazurczak on Sep 11, 2021 07:23 pm
On Sunday, Pope Francis will arrive in Budapest to celebrate the final Mass of the Fifty-Second International Eucharistic Congress. Although religious practice remains low in Hungarian society, the country’s government, in power since 2010, is [...]
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9/11 Revisited

By James V. Schall, S.J. on Sep 11, 2021 12:34 am
Editor’s note: This essay by the late Fr. James V. Schall was originally published in slightly different form at Ignatius Insight on September 8, 2006, to mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 [...]
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The Cross reveals the true identity of Jesus Christ

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 10, 2021 05:00 pm
On the Readings for Sunday, September 16, 2018 [...]

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